Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sturgis Motorcycle Classic South Dakota

Sturgis
Motor Classic

Legendary Sturgis
Hundreds of thousands of biking enthusiasts from all over the world make Sturgis their destination.  As the sun goes down, the Bike Parade begins.
Black Hills, South Dakota

postmarked in 2013

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, usually during the first full week of August. It began in the mid-20th century and was originally held for stunts and races, but has evolved into being a meeting for motorcycle enthusiasts from all over.

The first rally was held on August 14, 1938, by the "Jackpine Gypsies" motorcycle club, who still own and operate the tracks, hillclimb, and field areas where the rally is centered. The founder is generally considered to be Clarence "Pappy" Hoel. He purchased an Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis in 1936 and formed the "Jackpine Gypsies" that same year.
USA - Stamp 2013
Baldwin Apple
33 cents

2 comments:

Ana said...

at first glance it seemed like one of those big Christmas Markets..can't believe it it is all motorcycles...it is gorgeously colourful!

Brenda Perez said...

I totally agree Ana. We lived not too far from Daytona Beach a few years ago and during 'Bike Week' there were thousands of beautiful bikes on the road. It was fun to see, but when driving, we were all a little extra careful looking for them.